One of the things that book lovers always dread is the false representation of their beloved characters and the book itself. However, when it is correctly done, we cannot stop but gush about it. Now, imagine the happiness when Kit Young was announced to play Jesper Fahey.
Yes, one of the popular characters from the New York Bestselling fantasy/young adult book, Six of Crows; Jesper is a fabrikator and sharpshooter. We are eager to see how Kit will portray him; will it be acceptable by the fandom or will just be another failure? Only time can tell.
Nonetheless, we have taken this time to know more about this emerging actor. Little details about him, his career, and life will undoubtedly help us in many ways.
Who is Kit Young? Family and Nationality
Soon to appear on-screen as Jesper, Kit Young was born in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. His full name is Christopher William Young and professionally goes by the name Kit. Raised by his Ugandan mother and Scottish father, he has yet to reveal their names and current whereabouts.
Likewise, Kit grew up with his two younger sisters, Hannah and Olivia in Abington-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. As for his education, he went to Abington School in 2008 and graduated in 2013.
After that Kit enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and graduated with a bachelors degree in Acting in 2017. Also, his nationality is British, while his ethnic background is believed to be mixed.
How old is he?- Kit Young’s Age and Height
Talking about Kit, he was born on October 24, 1995, which makes him 25 years as of now. Also, his birthday falls under the sign of Scorpio, one of the passionate and mysterious signs of all.
From the looks of it, Young does project an intimidating aura, but he is so far from it. Charming and out-going is how we would describe him as. Bright and always smiling, you can see how much Kit enjoys his life.
Likewise, this amazing actor is 5 feet 7 inches tall while his other body measurements like weight are unknown. Also, he has got short dark brown hair and the same colored eyes.
Kit Young will star as Jesper Fahey in ‘Shadow and Bones’
On his way to stardom, Kit always had a passion for acting and has been honing his skills since ages ago. In his early days, he was a member of the National Youth Theatre and had minor roles in TV films like Walter’s War. Other than that, Young was also a part of Oxford Playhouse produced Cinderella and Dick Whittington.
Similarly, even in his high school, he led the 2012’s senior productions of Candide. To further polish the craft, Young went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. From there on, he worked on theatre shows and productions.
For his initial work, Young played the lead role in The Extraordinary Cabaret of Dorian Gray at the 2017 Underbelly Theatre Festival in South Bank. After that he joined the UK tour of The Real Thing, starring as Billy.
Next in his theatre role was Octavius, in the 2018 Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre. He played the journalist in a production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at Donmar Warehouse. It was followed by his role as Malcolm in Macbeth at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at the Golden Theatre.
Finally, Kit made his television debut as a guest from the 2019 show, Endeavour. 2019 proved to be a busy one for Young as he appeared in another short film titled The Devil’s Harmony directed by Dylan Holmes Williams.
Moreover, that year, he returned to theatre and appeared as Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Bridge Theatre alongside Gwendoline Christie. His performance earned him the Ian Charleston Awards nomination which is a remarkable feat for an actor.
And not to be missed, that year Kit was cast to play Jesper Fahey in upcoming Netflix series, Shadow and Bone. The story is adapted from Leigh Bardugo‘s famous fantasy book series, The Grisha Trilogy and the Six of Crows. In this series, he will appear alongside Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, and many other young actors.
Relationship and Net Worth- Kit Young’s Life
With more experience on his hand, Kit is just feet away from achieving stardom that he is supposed to have. Hopefully, the upcoming Netflix series will help strengthen his standing as an actor and broaden his audience.
Hence, at the moment, Young seems to be more focused on his career than anything else. Likewise, Kit is still single and has yet to be linked with anyone romantically. Also, his social media handles are filled with him chilling or shooting behind the scene actions.
On top of that, Kit has not revealed just how much he earns from his profession. Despite that we assume, his earning might be somewhere in thousands, if not more. However, his net worth is still under review.
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